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Ch. 23. Hypoerifie Sr. M fion which he forbids. But for a Friend or a Preacher to convince mm of the folly of fin- ning, and reproveit, is a duty. zo. Whofo therefore (hall fwear by the altar, fweareth by it, and by all things thereon. ar. And whofo fhall fwear by the temple, fweareth by it, and by him that dwejleth therein. 22. And he that fhall fwear by heaven, fweareth by the throne of God, and by him that fitteth - thereon. 20, &c. The Altar is to be taken as relating to the Offering, and the Temple and Heaven -relating to God, in the tenfe of the Oath. 23. Wo unto you fcribes andPha- rifees, hypocrites : for ye pay tithe of mint, and anife, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier mat- ters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith : thefe ought ye to have done, and not leave the other un- done. 23. What hypocrifie is it to be precife in Ty- thing and trifling (mall things, and withal to negleit the great duties of the Law, juft judg- ing, mercy, and faithf 1 dealing! theft are the things which you thould have firft done, with greatett zeal and care, and the fmallthings to come in their proper place. 24. Ye blind guides, which Brain at a gnat and fwallow a camel. 24. N. They may be tharply reproved as blind guides, whoplace their Religion in Cere- monies and (mall things, while they omit hi- Bice, Mercy, Fidclitk and fuchgreat duties. 25. Wo unto you fcribesand pha- fees, hypocrites ; for ye make clean the outlide of the cup, and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excels. 25. Youwith the outfide of your Cup; and Platters ; but what contain they within but the Drink and theMeat which youhave got by ex- tortion, and ufe to intemperance and excefs. 26. Thou blind pharifee, cleanfe firff that which it within the cup and platter, that the outride of them may be clean aifo. 26. See that thy Dish and cup contain not the fruit ofextortion, nor the food of flethly loft: and do thus by thy heart allò, as well au by thy Cup and Dith. 27. Wo unto you fcribes and pha- rifees, hypocrites : for ye ars like atthew. defcribecl. Ch. 23 unto whited fepulchres, which in- deed appear beautiful outward, but are within full ofdead mens bones, and of all uncleannefs. ah. Even fo ye alto outwardly appear righte- ous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrifie and iniquity. ay, 28. So ye are adorned with your out- wardCeremonies, and Legal and Traditional obfervancea , but within are hypocrites and wicked. 29. Wo untoyou fcribes and pha- rifees, hypocrites: becaufe ye build the tombs of the prophets, and gar- nifh the fepulchres of the righteous, 30. And fay, If we had been i.r the days of our fathers, we would not have been pertakers with them in the bloud of the prophets. 3 r. Where- fore yebe witneffes unto your felves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32. Fill ye up then the meafùre of your fa- thers. 29, &a. As Hypocrites ye honour by your Ceremonies and Words the momory of the Pro- phets and righteous men, whom your Fathers murdered ; and you fay } nu would not have done it; and yet you do the lame and worth. You confcls, that you are the nib (Piing ofchofe Murderers, and thercfue liable to be plagued for your fins, if you repent nor, No wonder if you imitate them, and fill up the meafùre, till you be ripe for vengeance. 33. Ye ferpents, ye generation of vipers, how can. ye efcape the dam- nation of hell ? 33- How can ye efcape Damnation, who are theSeed of fuch Serpents and V ipers,ofthe farne nature, and go on in the lame way of lin ? 34. Wherefore behold, I fend un- to you prophets and wife men, .and fcribes : and fore of them ye (hail kill and crucifie, and f me of them fhall ye fcourge in your fynagogues, and perfecute them from city tocity : 3 5. That upon you may come all the righteous blond fhedupon the earth, from the blond of righteous Abel, unto the blond of Zacharias, fon' of Barachias, whom ye flew between the temple and the altar. 36! Veri-. ly Ifay unto you, All thefe things fhall come upon this generation; d&c